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Long Stay Pottery Retreat

The pottery holidays are best suited to serious aspirants looking for personalized teaching & peaceful practice time.

Long stay pottery retreats at Aura are structured getaways for individuals who are at the beginner level or intermediate potters. A long stay would range typically from 2 weeks (min) to 12 weeks (max).

A pottery retreat means you spend time with like-minded people, explore your own creativity, get inspired by others, and all along enjoy and learn by way of other activities. Call it a pottery learning holiday, if you will.

Pricing for long stay retreats is as follows:

textOne Week:
INR 17,500
USD 250
textTwo Weeks:
INR 35,000
USD 500
textFour Weeks:
INR 66,500
USD 950
textEight Weeks:
INR 1,26,000
USD 1800
textTwelve Weeks:
INR 1,78,500
USD 2550

Things you will learn:

  1. Wedging and clay preparation
  2. Wheel centering, throwing, pulling and making basic pottery shapes
  3. Trimming and finishing on the wheel
  4. Other hand building techniques like Pinching, Slab making and Coiling.
  5. Bisque firing
  6. Glaze application
  7. Glaze firing

Note: Steps 5, 6, and 7 are valid only in a Four to Twelve week program.



  • Studio In-charge available for instruction through the week
  • The Studio is open for practice from 8am to 8pm (12 hours)
  • This is a ‘residency only’ program and meals & accommodation are included in the above costs
  • All material for pottery is included in the above costs
  • Firing & Glazing will be done only for residents staying for a duration of 1 month or more, at an additional cost of Rs. 100 per 100 gms
  • The pottery holiday must be booked and paid for, in advance
  • Please email us at hello@aurapottery.com with your preferred dates to book a long stay
  • We request that you arrive at Aura on a Friday, so as to kick-start your pottery experience on a weekend